Why LDS?

Lorna Sikorski

President and CEO

Dear Colleagues:

In 1987, I started the Trainer Division of LDS & Associates at a time when very few (credible) accent materials were available for professional, working adults. Outside of a few meager presentations at conventions, there was even less trainer education available. Even if you were savvy enough to look outside your own discipline for materials and relevant studies, it was not a ‘user friendly’ process.

While research and development are still quite insular within disciplines, time has (fortunately) improved many of our options. Both trainers and consumers are better informed and vocal about their needs. Through it all, we feel that LDS remains a leader in the field and our initial mission still holds up today:

1) to product accent and high level ESL materials that are result-driven, training solutions and
2) to design train-the-trainer programs I would want to attend!

Success in this mission results in one goal: LDS becomes your true partner in training. That is, we become your partner in problem-solving – for your business solutions and for your clients.

We now have a comprehensive line of materials that are continually reinvented and earn high marks wherever they appear. I’m extremely proud of our professional training record as well. We continually look to you for suggestions to augment our training list. We know you put your trust in us to deliver content for your time and financial resources. From our attendees’ evaluations, we have exceeded our participants’ expections — for every single event we have held since 1987!

If you’re a new visitor to LDS, welcome to our website! We know you’ll find a wealth of products and training options to build your expertise. For our returning customers, thank you for your continued support and trust.

A continuing commitment to accented speakers of American English...and the professionals who serve them.